Chapter 8


Attack Motivations and Implications for Big Data and National Security

Ben Brewster, Benn Kemp, Sara Galehbakhtiari,  and Babak Akhgar


Organizations are increasingly turning to the immeasurable quantities of data available through open-source mediums such as the web and social media to enhance their analytical capability and ultimately improve the quality and quantity of the information they have available to make decisions. Law enforcement agencies are no exception to this trend, with efforts increasingly being made to use big data to supplement traditional forms of intelligence commonly used in crime prevention and response efforts. In this chapter, one specific facet of this capability is discussed: the use of open ...

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